The Norman Transcript

July 9, 2013

Early Learning is Good Business breakfast scheduled

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — The Norman Chamber of Commerce, along with Success by 6 and Oklahoma Champions for Early Opportunities will host “Early Learning is Good Business” breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. on July 17 at J.D. McCarty Center. This free event is open to the public.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about how supporting the early learning of young children provides a significant return on investment by saving costs and increasing productivity.

This event will share the perspectives of diverse experts from our community. The featured keynote speaker will be Bill Burgess, Chairman Elect of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable.

A panel of local professionals will share their perspective on the economic impact of early childhood investments.

“Early childhood development programs are rarely portrayed as economic development initiatives, and … that is a mistake.” “In the future, any proposed economic development . . . should have early childhood education at the top,” he says. “The return on investment from early childhood development is extraordinary, resulting in better working public schools, more educated workers and less crime,” Arthur J. Rolnick, Senior Vice President & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

To ensure you have a seat, please register by July 12 by contacting Erica Millar at 321-7260 or

The project described is supported by Grant Number 90SC0008 from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families issued under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.